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  1. (obsolete) past participle of bind
    • 1559, Thomas Sackville, The Mirror for Magistrates:
      His drink, the running stream; his cup, the bare Of his palm closed; his bed, the hard cold ground: To this poor life was MISERY ybound.
    • 1563 (1851), John Foxe, John Cumming, Fox's Book of martyrs: the acts and monuments of the church:
      But Lord they sayen they ben ybound to thy seruice, and seruen thee both night and day in singing their praiers, both for themselfe and for the other men, that done them good both quicke and dead, and some of them gone about to teach thy people when they hauen leisure.
    • 1575, George Gascoigne, Posies of Gascoigne:
      She sayd and sayd that Bracelettes were ybound, To hold him fast (but not to charme his thought)
    • 1859, Thomas Sackville Earl of Dorset, Reginald West, The Works, page 116:
      In mids of which, depainted there, we found Deadly Debate, all full of snaky hair, That with a bloody fillet was ybound, Out breathing nought but discord every where:
    • 1866, John Stuart Blackie, The Iliad in English verse, page 23:
      But him Idomeneus foresaw with quick preventing glance, And sheltered by his huge round shield eschewed the fatal lance, The shield, with hides of oxen and strong copper plates ybound, And with two handles fitted well to grasp its ample round.


ybound (comparative more ybound, superlative most ybound)

  1. (obsolete) Bound.
    • 1510, W. de Worde, Robin Hood:
      Took he there, this gentle Knight, With men of armès strong, And led him home to Nottingham ward Ybound both hand and foot.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, book II, canto i:
      I found / Where him that witch had thralled to her will, / In chaines of lust and lewd desires ybound []
    • 1879, John Gay, The Poetical Works of John Gay: With a Memoir - Volume 2, page 37:
      With preface meet, and notes profound, Imprinted fair, and well ybound.'